Posted September 14th, 2009 @ 04:32pm by Erik J. Barzeski
It turns out that removing four bicuspids when I was a kid is now considered a mildly "controversial" tactic that's not used much anymore, and due to the relatively small size of my mouth and the fact that even the dentists can't easily clean my rear wisdom teeth, I'm having them removed.
Just the uppers. They've been erupted - a term which sounds bad which is actually good - since I was about nine1, and now they're coming out.
I can't say I'm looking forward to it, but seeing as how they're not impacted and they've been erupted, apparently it won't be too bad. I'm still planning to get nitrous (which isn't "fully asleep" mode, just "stoned" mode), but I hear the soreness from having your mouth stretched and pulled at is the worst thing, along with copious amounts of blood immediately post-surgery.
- Which, yes, is quite early.↩